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Canada Nickel Expands High Grade, Near Surface Mineralization at Texmont

Apr 26, 2023

Canada Nickel Company Inc. announced assay results that indicate an expansion of high grade, near-surface nickel mineralization at the Texmont property located 36 kilometres south of Timmins, Ontario.

The Assay results from 16 drillholes continue to confirm high-grade near-surface mineralization.
Nine drillholes had intersections of higher-grade (above 1% nickel) mineralization. This release contains assay results from 16 additional holes with assays pending from eleven holes.

•    Hole TEX23-26 intersected 3 metres of 1.47% nickel within 13.5 metres of 0.82% nickel within 52.5 metres of 0.5% nickel

•    Hole TEX23-19 intersected 7 metres of 1.03% nickel within 40.0 metres of 0.69% nickel
      High grade mineralization intersected in northern lens 470 metres from original high grade lens in the south area

•    Hole TXT23-32 intersected 10.5 metres of 0.95% nickel within 43.5 metres of 0.59% nickel within 292 metres of 0.31% nickel

 “The latest assay results continue to confirm our thesis of near-surface high grade intervals within thick mineralized sections which support the potential for near-term, smaller scale, open pit production, “ said   Mark Selby, CEO of Canada Nickel Company. 

“ Of particular note, we are excited by the near-surface higher grade interval in hole TEX23-32 in the northern lens which is nearly half a kilometre from the southern high-grade lens,” added Selby. “We have now planned additional drilling at the northern lens. We are looking forward to delivering an initial resource and Preliminary Economic Analysis (“PEA”) on Texmont this year as its near-term production potential is highly complementary to our large-scale Crawford and regional nickel sulphide project potential.”

Current Drill Results

All 39 drillholes intersected mineralized peridotite to varying degrees, with the drill program confirming Canada Nickel’s interpretation of the Texmont deposit, as displaying zoning in its mineralization, with a higher-grade core >1.0% ranging between 2 to 8 metres thickness (and being the main target of previous mining), grading into an outer shell of moderate-high mineralization 0.6-1.0% of up to 20 to 30 metres in thickness and followed by further outward shells of moderate and lower grades. Overburden in the area varied between 2 and 18 metres in downhole length (average 7.5 metres).

TXT23-14 was collared 70 metres southwest of TXT23-13 and intersected weakly mineralized komatiite 4.7 metres below surface, intersecting mineralized peridotite for a length of 82.9 metres until encountering volcanics at the lower contact. The peridotite section averaged 0.20% nickel.

TXTX23-15 was collared in the same setup as TXT23-14 drilling steeper, intersected komatiite followed by well mineralized peridotite for 122.3 metres. The hole averaged 0.27% nickel, including 0.88% nickel and 0.10g/t Pt+Pd over 8.0 metres.

TXT23-16 was collared on komatiite at 3 metres followed by well mineralized peridotite to end of hole. The mineralized peridotite averaged 0.25% nickel over 329.5 metres, including 0.48% nickel over 21.0 metres.

TXT23-17 was collared in hanging wall mafic intrusive and followed a succession of komatiite and mafic volcanics before intersecting mineralized peridotite at 81 metres. The hole intersected 28.1 metres of peridotite averaging 0.21% nickel.

TXT23-18 was drilled 55 metres northwest of TXT23-13 in komatiite and intersected mineralized peridotite, interrupted by a section of metasediments. The top peridotite averaged 0.21% nickel over 69.2 metres, while the bottom peridotite averaged 0.19% nickel over 35.0 metres.

TEX23-19 was collared 55 metres northwest of the shaft, intersecting well mineralized peridotite at 10 metres below surface, interrupted by minor diabase dykes. The hole averaged 0.43% nickel over 183.7 metres including 0.69% nickel over 40.0 metres and 1.03% nickel over 7.0 metres.

TXT23-20 was collared and ended in mineralized peridotite. The bottom of the hole averaged 0.23% nickel over 159.0 metres including 0.31% nickel over 100.2 metres. Top of hole assays are still pending.

TXT23-21 was collared in komatiite with minor dykes, followed by mineralized peridotite. The top peridotite averaged 0.28% nickel over 84.4 metres, including 0.90% nickel over 6.0 metres and 0.35% nickel over 49.3 metres. The bottom peridotite averaged 0.26% nickel over 15.4 metres.

TXT23-22 was collared in mineralized peridotite at 12 metres below surface. The hole averaged 0.26% nickel over 248.8 metres including 0.34% nickel over 40.5 metres.

TXT23-23 was collared approximately 220 metres northeast of the shaft. The hole intersected 0.24% nickel over 181.9 metres, including 0.30% nickel over 37.5 metres.

TXT23-24 was collared at the hanging wall mafic volcanics and intersected well mineralized peridotite starting at 13.8 metres. The hole has 0.71% nickel over 21.0 metres. Top and bottom of hole assays are still pending.

TXT23-25 was collared on komatiite at 3 metres followed by diabase and a well mineralized peridotite to end of hole. The hole averaged 0.24% nickel over 308.8 metres, including a section of well mineralized peridotite averaging 0.58% nickel over 64.8 metres, including 0.85% nickel over 8.0 metres.

TXT23-26 was collared in mineralized peridotite at 5.0 metres below surface. The hole averaged 0.29% nickel over 235.0 metres including 0.50% nickel over 52.5 metres.

TXT23-27 collared on peridotite at 4 metres below surface and ended in peridotite except for a gabbro section near the bottom of the hole. The top peridotite averaged 0.21% nickel over 120.6 metres, while the bottom peridotite averaged 0.20% nickel over 39.8 metres.

TXT23-28 collared in mafic volcanics at 5.5 metres, followed by well mineralized peridotite starting at 14.4 metres. This section of the peridotite averaged 0.30% nickel over 159.7 metres and included a section of 0.52% nickel over 27.0 metres. The hole is interrupted by a section of a later intrusion but continues on well mineralized peridotite averaging 0.33% nickel over 68.4 metres and includes 0.42% nickel over 36.0 metres.

TXT23-32 is collared in the north zone approximately 650 metres from the shaft. The hole starts on komatiite and remains in mineralized peridotite to the end of the hole. The hole averaged 0.31% nickel over 291.8 metres and includes 0.59% nickel over 43.5 metres with 10.5 metres of 0.95% nickel.

About Canada Nickel Company

Canada Nickel Company Inc. is advancing the next generation of nickel-sulphide projects to deliver nickel required to feed the high growth electric vehicle and stainless-steel markets. Canada Nickel Company has applied in multiple jurisdictions to trademark the terms NetZero NickelTM, NetZero CobaltTM, NetZero IronTM and is pursuing the development of processes to allow the production of net zero carbon nickel, cobalt, and iron products. Canada Nickel provides investors with leverage to nickel in low political risk jurisdictions. Canada Nickel is currently anchored by its 100% owned flagship Crawford Nickel-Cobalt Sulphide Project in the heart of the prolific Timmins-Cochrane mining camp.  For more information, please visit www.canadanickel.com.

For further information, please contact:

Mark Selby
Phone: 647-256-1954
Email: info@canadanickel.com   

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